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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Updated 23rd October 2020

Annual General Meeting

The Trust will be holding its annual general meeting on the 11th November 2020 at 5pm (for a 5.15pm start). Due to the ongoing pandemic related restrictions the AGM will be held online on Zoom. Representatives from the Board of Trustees and Management Team will be reporting on key highlights from the 2019/20 financial year (1st May 2019 to 30th April 2020) as well as the impacts of, and response to the coronavirus pandemic. Considerable time will be dedicated to an open “questions and answers” session.

View the AGM Agenda

Zoom link to AGM:

Organisational Update

Trust Services

Complementary therapy is now being provided across the working week from our therapy centre in Sidley. Appointment times are staggered to ensure the safety of our service users and staff. In person counselling and complementary therapies are now being provided at the Hub on Rye Hill and on the ward at St Michaels Hospice. At this stage, given current government guidelines, there are no plans to resume in person support from our therapy rooms at St Michael’s Hospice or home visits but we will review this position on a regular basis.

The Trust also provides a range of remote based services including counselling, group yoga (beginner and maintenance classes) and mindfulness.

For more information about our services please contact us on 01424 456 608 or email

Short video clips about the Trust and its work can be found on our YouTube Channel.  

Additional details on enhanced safety and hygiene measures operated at our centre are also available on YouTube here

Our Support Operations


Join us on Tuesday 27 October for our fun Virtual Halloween Quiz and support The Trust at the same time –sign up here with your team name, and why not enter the prize draw too? There will be an extra prize for the team with the best Halloween costumes!

More virtual events are coming soon – keep an eye on our Fundraising pages!

Do you have some time to spare? Would you like to help make a difference? Why not sign up as a Friend of The Sara Lee Trust? Join a likeminded, fun-loving group of people to help raise funds, take part in activities & collections and raise awareness of The Sara Lee Trust. If you’d like to find out more, contact

Charity Retail

We are pleased to announce that Abbey and her team at our Sidley shop increased their opening times from Tues 20th October. Opening hours are now Tues - Fri 10am - 2.00pm, we are also trying out some new stock lines so please pay us a visit if you are in the area.

We currently have some fantastic furniture available including electric recliners and beds at our Western Road, Bexhill shop and Donation Centre. Facebook is also regularly updated with our latest interesting donations, follow us at @saraleetrustshops
Having just had another successful 'Drop off Donation' morning at our DC, please visit our website for the next Covid Secure event. Any pre-loved items would be greatly received.

​A huge thank you to our volunteer team this month for being so supportive and making our shops a wonderful place to be. Even in this difficult time we are extremely grateful to still have new volunteers joining our friendly team in a variety of different roles.

If you are interested in supporting the Trust through Retail, visit our website or contact for more information.

With our thanks and best wishes, 

The Sara Lee Trust Team

Wash your hands. Cover your face. Make space

We cannot emphasise strongly enough the importance of hand washing on a regular basis, such as after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze or before you eat or handle food, as well as sanitising your hands if there are no hand washing facilities available. 


Thank you for being there The Sara Lee Trust. You truly were, and still are, a hand to hold during such a difficult time of my life!

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